Kadaka, aka: Kaḍaka; 5 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Kaḍaka (कडक) is a name mentioned in the Mahābhārata (cf. VI.46.49) and represents one of the many proper names used for people and places. Note: The Mahābhārata (mentioning Kaḍaka) is a Sanskrit epic poem consisting of 100,000 ślokas (metrical verses) and is over 2000 years old.

Source: JatLand: List of Mahabharata people and places
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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Marathi-English dictionary

kaḍaka (कडक).—a (kaḍaka! the sound fancied in snapping.) Brittle, hard but comparatively of less toughness or weaker cohesion;--used of kinds of wood, and of iron as compared with lead or gold. 2 Dry, crisp, hard and stiff from dryness--bread, a cloth &c.: also hard from unripeness--a fruit or vegetable. 3 Hale and hearty--man or beast. 4 fig. Fierce, ardent, impetuous, prompt--fire, heat, a person, a disposition, a horse: hot, acrid, pungent--peppers, medicines, snuff &c.: sharp, pinching, biting--cold &c.: shrill or piercing--the voice: angry or high-toned--language.

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kaḍaka (कडक).—ad (Imit.) Smartly, promptly, rapidly, freely--men, business &c. running, doing, proceeding.

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kaḍakā (कडका).—m (Imit.) Intenseness, keenness, rigor, severity (as of heat or cold--unhācā-thaṇḍīcā): sharp smarting or sudden and strong pain (as of a blister or actual cautery): sudden pealing or the crack of a loud stroke (of thunder): crash or combined sounding (of many musical instruments): vehement brawling or wrangling: vociferation or outcry about (as about rain--deficient or excessive, corn or necessaries, high prices, pestilence, invasion, any general visitation). For further illustration see kaḍākhā & taḍākhā.

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kaḍakā (कडका).—ad (kaḍaka) Smartly, briskly, rapidly, promptly--business proceeding, men speaking or acting.

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kaḍākā (कडाका).—m Commonly kaḍākhā.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

kaḍaka (कडक).—a Brittle. Dry. Fierce-disposition. ad Smartly. Promptly.

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kaḍakā (कडका).—m Severity, intenseness. ad Briskly.

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kaḍākā (कडाका) [-khā, -खा].—m Intensity, sharpness, fierceness, rigour, severity. A loud- sounding blow or stroke.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaḍaka (कडक).—(-kaḍakañci n. ?) Sea-salt obtained by evaporation.

Derivable forms: kaḍakam (कडकम्).

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Kadaka (कदक).—A canopy, awning.

Derivable forms: kadakam (कदकम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Kaḍaka (कडक).—n.

(-kaṃ) Sea salt obtained by evaporation. E. kaḍ to separate, vun aff.

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Kadaka (कदक).—m.

(-kaḥ) An awning. E. kada a cloud, and ka what makes; yielding a shade as a cloud; also fem. kadakā and kadakī.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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